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Brexit brings busy period for policy@manchester

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:27:00 BST

The EU Referendum campaigns and the UK’s momentous decision to leave the EU has meant a busy time for the University’s policy engagement arm, policy@manchester.

In the run up to voting on 23 June, it actively supported a number of events looking at the arguments for and against leaving the EU.

It provided live Tweeting from the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence (JMCE) Annual Lecture, where the issues were debated with ‘Britain Stronger in Europe’ Chief Executive, Will Straw. You can read the Twitter coverage of this event on our Storify account.

It also provided support for the Alumni London Network EU Referendum Debate, featuring Andrew Russell, Professor of Politics, and figures from the worlds of industry, politics and finance. Watch the debate here.

And it provided comprehensive live Tweeting from a big debate at Manchester Metropolitan University, which was co-organised by the JMCE and Discuss, founded by alumnus Michael Taylor.

Blogs were also published on issues ranging from the potential impact of a Leave vote on Transatlantic Trade to the benefits of EU membership for the Northwest.

Following the Brexit vote, the policy@manchester team has been working with academics in areas ranging from Law to Earth Sciences to provide insight and analysis on some of the possible implications.

As a result, a special Brexit stream has been set up on Manchester Policy Blogs.

To help University staff get to grips with the potential implications of the Brexit vote for the sector, policy@manchester has teamed up with WonkHE to offer a daily email bulletin, with all the latest on Higher Education policy, people and politics.

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